Olympic Track and Field: 10 Things We Learned from London Grand Prix Results

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Olympic Track and Field: 10 Things We Learned from London Grand Prix Results
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Kellie Wells defeating Sally Pearson in the women's 100-meter hurdle final at London Grand Prix

Track and field competition at the 2012 Olympic Games begins in London on Aug. 3, but the year’s first major athletics event in England’s capital city occurred on July 13-14.

The 2012 London Grand Prix was the eighth of 14 stops on the Diamond League series, which contests meets featuring many of the world’s best track and field athletes.

Unsurprisingly, many track and field Olympians made the trip to London early to compete in the Grand Prix, making it a great foreshadowing event of what could happen next month at the Games. In the following slides, I break down many of the meet’s most significant results, and explain what they could mean for the Olympics.

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